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Feb 23, 2013 3:30pm EST
was going to lead the administration that he was going back to the state of washington. he was someone i follow closely. he was nominated to be the cia director in 1991, and as an obama supporter, i was shocked to find out that he was going to be kept on as the secretary of defense. what he told people, i found, and it was a major reasoning for why i wanted to write this book, what he said is that we are moving towards a smaller military. one that will do fewer things than be able to go fewer places, which he thought was a terrible thing and he added that he didn't want to be a part of that kind of a system that is going to retrench. my feeling has always been that we need a smaller military that will do fewer things and go to fewer places. so that is the kind of book that i wanted to write. i thought that i should do it even though others have mined a lot of this. i'm sure a lot of you are familiar with the works who wrote things like the american empire and 10 years before that, john neuhaus, one of my favorite new york writers, wrote imperial america. other books have dealt with this.
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 6:00pm EST
of women who served as first lady. from went to washington to michele obama. it begins 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. watch the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> you are watching the tv on c-span2. here's our primetime lineup for tonight. former democratic oarsman argues that congress will be continuing to stay locked on sequestration until an agreement is reached. .. during his tenure and contends that congress will remain locked on legislation until the start to understand each other. this is just over an hour. [applause] >> thank you very much for those kind words and a thank-you all for being here tonight. this is a wonderful crowd, and i am very pleased to see so many of you here
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 8:45pm EST
attention, served in washington only two years. i was a very enthusiastic supporter of obama and remain but we new national security could be a problem. and appointed as secretary of state and secretary of defense and a retired marine general for domestic reasons and he lasted one year and putting in leon panetta and know he is your neighbor in california but captured by the mentality of the cia. this was an extremely weak national security team. obama also was ruled by the military that is how you got the surge of forces. i think he realizes he was had and that is important and why i am optimistic about the second term this is a wiser man with foreign policy but he has ended the war in iraq meandering to ending the war in afghanistan and allowing the pentagon with the motor skills of a dinosaur such as a timetable for withdrawal all obama has to do i look at the gorbachev experience, and came in 1985, gave a secret speech 1986 faugh denouncing afghanistan, had told shultz we are getting out with one year to turn around and then announced a timetable then we were gone in 89. we need to
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 1:30am EST
in. obama unfortunately comes in with very little background on foreign policy never paid much attention, is served in washington only two years i was enthusiastic supporter but those of us that looked at him knew it could be a problem and when he appointed secretary of state and secretary of defense for domestic reasons and appointed retired marine general as a national security adviser and put leon panetta, know he is a neighbor in california but captured by the mentality of the cia this was an extremely weak national security team and obama also was ruled by the military that is how you got the search of forces and i think he realizes he was had and that is important why i am a little more optimistic with the second turn this is a wiser man and with the the fact he ended the war in iraq and meandering toward the war in afghanistan allowing the of pentagon, an institution of the fine motor skills of a dinosaur takes them a long time to put something together for withdrawal. all obama has to do is look at gorbachev. he came 1985, a secret speech 1986 denouncing afghanistan, he
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 9:00am EST
hayden spoke in washington. the obama administration is expected to announce new measures today including possible fines and/or trade actions against china or any country guilty of cyberas the not. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the transaction. attorney general eric holder has a briefing scheduled on this later this afternoon. the defense department is holding a briefing today on civilian furlough. those sequester cuts hitting on march 1st. we have live coverage of the news conference starting at 1:00 eastern. auld this week the u.s. senate is on its presidents' day recess we are focusing on booktv and prime time. tonight at 8:00 eastern memoirs and biographies beginning with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. and 9:25, cynthia helms, will a former cia director richard helms remembers her introduction into the world of secret intelligence. at 10:20 eastern the life and career of "national review" publisher. william rusher. .. >> we have shortened the board meetings considerably. we have stayed away from the details a
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm EST
and curators exploring the lives of those who served as first lady from martha washington tomy shoal obama in the first of its kind project for television. it begins monday night at 9 eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org and watch the program live at 2 # p.m. eastern on c-span. >> next, a hearing on the budget operations and future of the department of homeland security. witnesses include former virginia governor james gilmore, government accountability office, and the congressional research service. this is just over an hour and a half. .. under an border patrol age and brand terry who was killed in december 2010 in the line of duty in arizona. i look forward to a strong bipartisan separation to make the homeland security at the nation and effective as possible. i would also like to introduce our new freshman majority members. today we've got mr. keith rothfuss from pennsylvania and mr. hudson of north carolina and later will be mr. stephen daines of montana. they bring experience to new roles in congress and on the subcommittee and i look forward to leveraging derr
CSPAN
Feb 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
. specifically the fact that president obama is putting climate change back on the agenda for washington policymakers urging action in both the inaugural address and the state of the union and saying if congress does not meet to act the targets set forth in cope pen hague again, he will. we listened to some of the conversation between senior hill staff and administration and folks from dough and i like to know what the real significant, and how significant is it that president obama is engaging at this level. >> first of all it is great to see you and great to see everybody here. now, you asked me this question. and actually i think it is really significant that he mentioned climate in both of those occasions because if you, if you think about washington for the last few years, after the attempt to pass broad, comprehensive climate legislation in 2010 there was just no talk about climate. i mean people talked about clean energy and people talked about green jobs and people talked everything else but climate. and i think that was really a mistake. it is sort of, it understates the urgency
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 3:00am EST
important for us to do that given that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. 50 years have passed since his voice soared over the washington monument, declaring his dream "i have a dream. it is a dream deeply rooted in the american dream." yesterday while i was watching president obama's inaugural address, i heard echoes of king's speech i have a dream. and when i turn off my television set, i spent a few minutes reflecting on the question are all of us truly welcome to share in this dream come the same dream that dr. king dreamed? most americans i am sure can be cite portions of dr. king's i have a dream speech by heart. it's an extraordinary and very familiar speech i've grown accustomed to hearing clips of his speech played over and over are cycled over and over on the radio every january. they are the favorite quotes, the favorite lines. and now that i have school-age children i see how king has explained to them in classrooms when i was in elementary school there was no martin luther king day, no discussion of his heroism in the classrooms but when my childr
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 8:00pm EST
practice as well as years on the federal bench. in 2009, president barack obama nominated and the u.s. senate confirmed sonia sotomayor as the 111th justice of the u.s. supreme court. i give you sonia sotomayor. [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause]) [applause] >> after i got to washington in 2009, i met a whole bunch of texans from everywhere in this large state and i have been repeatedly invited to visit. and you know when you get a new job you are a little busy. and so i have been been able to calm, but it's a tribute to the warmth of the people i met them that has been confirmed in the few hours that i have been here already. that this is the third city on my tour. i was first in washington, my new home. i went back to the home of my heart, new york, over the weekend and as you saw on television i was back and forth a lot. [laughter] and this is my first trip outside. i am delighted. this is my first trip to texas and i am here in houston. [applause] i wanted to visit more than one city and i'm going to austin but i got to replace that i want to. i still have a day job and
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 9:00am EST
to the "washington post" last week? >> okay. two good modeled questions in terms of their brevity. the question, also, i think raises the issue of proliferation around the region. one of the reasons why the obama administration says that iranian nuclear capability is such a threat is because it would lead to a cascade of proliferation around the middle east so i'd love it if you could address that as well. >> sure. first, i'll answer the question as posed very quickly, which is i'm just a dumb middle east expert, okay? [laughter] there's a session on iran, i'm talking about iran, but i have a great deal of sympathy for the sentiment which i think north korea is a big problem. in fact, we often had the debate is iran rationale, how would they behave? what i understand of north korea, you can barely fill a thimble what i know about north korea, but my sense is they are not entirely rational either or there's things in that regime that lead them to do things that are not rational to other people. that worries me enormously. taking it to the issue of proliferation. i think proliferation is a very big con
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
barack obama nominated and the u.s. senate confirmed sonya sotomayor as the 111th justice at the u.s. supreme court. [applause] [cheers and applause] [applause] after i got to washington in 2009, i met a whole bunch of texans -- [laughter] from everywhere in the large state, and i've been repeatedly invited to visit. you know, when you get a new job, you're a little busy, so i had not been able to come, but it's the tribute to the warmth of the people i met then that have been concerned in the few hours that i've been here already, that this is the third city on my tour. i was first in washington, my new home. i went back to the home of my heart, new york, over the weekend, and as you saw on television, i was back and forth a lot between the two. [laughter] this is my first trip outside. i'm delighted that this is my first trip to texas, and that i'm here in houston. thank you. [applause] i wanted to visit more than one city, and i am going to os p, but i can't visit every place i want to. i still have a day job, and i only have a few days to visit cities to promote the book, but i
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
time. i am a canadian but go to school here in washington. i was wondering if you could spend a few moments giving your opinion on what the stakes are fort obama in this decision to be a i wonder if this is a high-stakes issue and can you risk alienating the key environmental support or is it a concern for him where she's not really at risk of losing the key constituencies here? >> it's a good question. and i will tell you the easy questions never come to the president's desk. that's part of the job. he's got an of difficult decisions to make. and i think the stakes are high. i think the stakes are high because the environmental community until recently and is pretty unified on this issue. canada is very forceful on the issue and as i said earlier, the facts matter and as they've now gotten into the act and a number of governors have as well, he has got to balance all sorts of different political constituencies along with the reality that, you know, every dollar that you invest, 90 cents gets reinvested back to the economy, he's worried about the economic recovery, so he's not just
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 10:15am EST
to engage in over the past decade. obama, unfortunately, comes in with very little background in foreign policy, never paid much attention to it, served in washington for only two years because i was a very enthusiastic supporter and remain, but i think those of us who looked at him knew national security could be a problem, and when he appointed the secretary of state for domestic reasons, and and pointed the secretary of defense for domestic reasons, and appointed a retired marine general to be the national adviser who lasted a year, and put leon panetta, and i know he's one of your neighbors in california, but he was captured by the operational mentality in the cia after being in the building no more than a month. this was an extremely weak national security team. obama also, i think, was rolled by the military, that's how you got to serge of forces. i think he realized he was had by the military, and i think that's important. one of the reasons i'm a little more optimistic about this second term is i think this is a wiser man in terms of foreign policy, and if you look at the fact th
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